The Story of Bubbles and how it all started...
Although we see Bubbles the way she is today, so much has happened in her 49 year life! Bubbles was was born in 1972 in Wakarusa, Indiana, as a 14' ham camper trailer named Chickadee. Weighing in at a mere 875 lbs, she was described at that time as "Light as a Feather, Pretty as a Bird!". Chickakee (or as she is better known today - Bubbles, was the second smallest of 6 siblings in the Fleetwing Family; There was Wren (12ft), Thrush (16ft), the twins - Cardinal & Lark (both at 17ft), and Sunbird (at 19ft).
So, when she was a young 48 years old, we found Bubbles living up in Iowa! She came to us in a bit different condition then you see her today, but our daughter Sarah had a vision (with a little help from Pinterest!) and saw the potential of what Bubbles could be - a Champagne on Tap trailer we could use at her wedding! So, working alongside he dad, the two of them carefully started one of the largest, and most complex DIY Father/Daughter wedding projects you can imagine!
Although her outside skin is all original, and most every detail, curve and corner identical to her past, almost everything underneath her surface is new and upgraded! Here's the story of Bubbles and how she came to live as a permanent resident of Bayou Haven!
The Big Tear Down to her Bare Essentials!
Although we loved Bubbles from the day we brought her down South (from her very cold home in Iowa), we didn't realize how much love and attention she needed… If we wanted to shape her into the elegant and romantic Champagne tap trailer we knew she could be, we knew we could not cut corners… So, piece by piece and board by board, we dismantled her to her bare essentials. But we didn't rush! We took the time to carefully photograph and document each and every curve and detail of her body! And we did this all the way down to her trailer foundation!
We sanded her metal frame to remove all of the rust from her 48 years of service, replaced some damaged beams, and started rebuilding her from the floor up! We used her old frame as a template to build her new and renewed frame, and paid careful attention to save and reuse each and every part of her original body! What you experience today when you get to know Bubbles is the same materials and flare that she had the day she was born in 1972.
The Champagne Tap and other Details!
Designing the inside of Bubbles and solving how we would get champagne to flow at a refreshing 38 - 42 degrees (even in the hot summer), was no easy task! Using customized plumbing, a specialized cooling refrigeration system, and some clever blowers and duct work, we made it happen. Don't worry! You just walk up and every glass you draw will be refreshingly cool. We did the hard work! You just sit back, relax, and smile!
The inside of Bubbles can also be reserved and used as a photo booth for your guests! What a great way to capture some fun memories! With Champagne in hand, you can't help but smile!
Bubbles is ready to make your wedding incredible!
Now that Bubbles
is available for your wedding and Best Day Ever
, be sure to reserve early and check out the items in the Event Rental Gallery
that are EXCLUSIVE options to rent for Bubbles! From champagne carts, glassware, furniture, and elegant candelabras, there's something for everyone that rents Bubbles
! If you're a bride to be and getting married at Bayou Haven, be sure to reserve Bubbles today!Sorry to disappoint ladies, but Bubbles is only available for rent by brides that are getting married at Bayou Haven!